NoKor Hackers Use Google Play and Facebook to Steal Personal Information
McAfee researchers published in a blog post last Thursday that hackers with ties to North Korea were able to upload at least three apps designed to steal personal information on Google Play.
The malicious Android apps were then spread to defectors via Facebook. Two of the apps were made to look like security apps, and the third a nutritional app. The researchers said that the apps had been present on Play Store since January and were only taken down last March.
It is said that state-backed espionage campaigns such as the one mentioned often keep a small number of targets to remain undetected. It was also noted that the three apps were the latest to bypass Google’s malicious app filters.